APQ-IntriqugQuiltFeb16On newsstands now!  American Patchwork & Quilting’s February 2016 issue includes the teal version of Nancy Rink’s INTRIGUE collection.  It’s the featured color option for Kay Wright-Handy’s “Plum Perfect” quilt design, made by APQ quilt tester Laura Boehnke.


IntrigueTealCOMP     APQCover-Feb16

IntrigueCOMPNancy’s cheerful INTRIGUE motifs also come in a red/fuschia colorway  — whichever color you prefer, start by grabbing  the free pattern from APQ!


Based on a project designed by Kay Wright-Handy. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

In Quilt Shops Now…

Congratulations to Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts on this gorgeous Fall 2015 Quilts and More magazine cover!! It shows off her TREENWARE & BERRIES collection, as interpreted by designers in the Scrap Lab Designer Challenge.  We love the versatility of her prints far beyond the quilt!

Instructions for the handbag and runner are included in the issue, and the fabrics are available at your local quilt shop!

Bag:Sherri K. Falls of This & That Pattern Company

Runner: Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts

Make Nancy Rink’s Mill Works Quilt!

APQ-MillWorksAug15APQCoverAug15APQ clearly loves Picking Violets; they chose Nancy Rink’s MILLWORKS collection for the August 2015 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.  Nancy designed the quilt as well as the fabrics, so who better to showcase its beauty with her signature combination of applique and piecing!  You’ll love the plum / sage / burgundy palette all year ’round…

Overdyeing = Fun Color Transformations…

Did you catch the recent AllPeopleQuilt.com blogpost on overdyeing? It’s an easy technique that never gets old, and we were happy to see that APQ editor Linda Augsburg recently discovered our overdyeing feature and some of my projects on the all-new RIT website, and shared them with readers.

What’s great about overdyeing is that it’s not only useful for drastic color changes – sometimes you just want to intensify a lighter shade, or “warm up” a fabric’s tone with a bit of yellow, or use a tan dye, applied unevenly, to give an aged effect, the perfect touch for reproduction quilts. Aren’t you just dyeing to try it?

A Quilt Exhibit…In Grand Central Station?

Grand Prize Winner – ” Time Flies, But We Take the Train” by Amy Krasnansky, Baltimore

Even if you’ve never been to New York City, you’ve surely witnessed the grandeur of Grand Central Station in movies!  Imagine it as a setting for a quilt exhibit, namely, Grand Central Centennial Quilts, on view from March 15 through July 6, 2014.  It’s a fiber art celebration of the famous terminal’s first 100 years.

The exhibition shows off the works of thirty finalists of a competition sponsored by American Patchwork and Quilting and the City Quilter, a New York City quilt shop.  Participants were challenged to include fabrics designed by City Quilter and inspired by iconic Grand Central architecture, colors and textures.  Full exhibit details.

Can’t come to New York?  Check out the winners online at AllPeopleQuilt.com

M FOR MYSTERY – Free Pattern from APQ!

If you receive the great e-newsletters from AllPeopleQuilt.com like we do, you probably noticed this gorgeous wall hanging featured in today’s issue…It’s made with our own M FOR MYSTERY collection by Faye Burgos!  Their editors chose the blue and gold colorway, and we think it would be equally pretty in the pink and black combo: What do you think?  Try out your flower motif machine applique and sawtooth border skills in either version for stunning results.  Get the free pattern!